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  • Blog Post: Rainbow Six Siege DLC Operators Can Be Purchased With In-Game Currency

    Ubisoft has detailed the post-launch plans for next month’s Rainbow Six Siege. The publisher plans to add a eight new operators and four new maps divided evenly over four “seasons” scheduled throughout 2016. All of the additional maps and the new modes planned will be free to all players... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Says Current-Gen Software Sales Down, PC Sales Up

    As part of its financial report , Ubisoft has updated its breakdown of software sales by platform. Current-gen software has dipped, while PC has grown. At the halfway point in fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2015), Ubisoft’s current-gen software sales amounted to 47 percent (32 percent on PS4, 15... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Sales Down As Publisher Posts Losses For First Half Of Fiscal 2016

    Ubisoft has reported weakened sales and a net loss for the first half of its current fiscal year. The company anticipates a significant turnaround heading into the second half of the year, with a heavy release schedule through March 31. Ubisoft sales for the first half slid 57 percent to €207.3... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Have You Played Every Assassin's Creed?

    It's hard to keep up with annualized franchises. Have you played every Assassin's Creed since the original released in 2007? I played the original, and each of the Ezio entries, but my interest began to wane over the course of Assassin's Creed III. I completed it, however, and started Black... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play Almost Two Hours Of Assassin's Creed Syndicate

    Update: We recently streamed a whole lot of Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and now the archive of the stream is available to view online. You can check out the stream below with Andrew Reiner and Joe Juba, who reviewed the game. We jump to a later point in the game, and play for just under two hours... More
  • Blog Post: Don’t Hate Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Just Because You Hated AC Unity

    The knives were out for Assassin's Creed Unity, some justified and some not, leaving many with a bad impression of the game. Regardless, Assassin's Creed Syndicate is not only a new experience separate from Unity in several ways, but it's definitely a step up in many departments. If you didn't... More
  • Blog Post: Vivendi Purchases More Ubisoft Stock, Reportedly Seeks Board Seats

    Vivendi is making a play for seats on Ubisoft’s board. Following acquisition of 6.6 percent of Ubisoft stock earlier this month, the former Activision parent has deepened its investment. That stake is now 10.4 percent, after another acquisition. At the same time, Vivendi increased its hold on Gameloft... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Calls Vivendi Investment ‘Unsolicited,’ Will Remain Independent

    Earlier this month, former Activision owner Vivendi returned to the gaming sector with two investments. The company purchased 6.6 percent of Ubisoft and 6.2 percent of Gameloft, amounting to a total spend of €160 million ($183 million). In a reported Ubisoft internal memo obtained by GamesIndustry... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Ubisoft Rebrands Uplay Reward Features As Ubisoft Club

    Update: Ubisoft has confirmed that its Uplay Win rewards system is getting rebranded as Ubisoft Club. Those who already have an account via the old service will find that their usernames, passwords, units (reward currency), and game history will be carried over automatically. The update will occur over... More
  • Blog Post: Vivendi Invests In Ubisoft, Gameloft Following Split From Activision

    Former Activision parent company Vivendi got a big payday in 2013 when the Call of Duty publisher bought its independence . The move saved Activision from a potential drain on its cash reserves, but cost $8 billion raised from a variety of investors, including a group led by CEO Bobby Kotick. Now, Vivendi... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Purchases Studio That Worked On Rocksmith 2014

    Ubisoft appears to be in acquisition mode right now, with a second studio purchase announced in the past month. Longtail, the studio behind the Rocksmith franchise, has been acquired by the publisher. It will now be known as Ubisoft Halifax. While Longtail worked on the most recent Rocksmith title, its... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Clarifies Might & Magic Heroes VII Collector's Edition Confusion

    Gamers who purchased the collector's edition of Might & Magic Heroes VII were disappointed to find a digital download code where they expected a game box to be, among other surprises. Ubisoft says the mix up was caused by the fact that it mentioned the game was a download while showing an image... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Ubisoft’s Long Caveman Tease Appears To Be Far Cry Primal

    Update: An errant tweet has revealed that Ubisoft’s ongoing video tease appears to be Far Cry Primal. While the message has since been deleted, it’s been captured for posterity and posted on vk.com. You can see an image of the tweet from IGN Turkey below, which names the game and translates... More
  • Blog Post: Compete In The Summit Competition During The Crew's Wild Run Closed Beta

    Hot off the heels of Ubisoft's acquisition of The Crew developer Ivory Tower , the publisher has announced a closed beta for Wild Run, the upcoming expansion for The Crew. Beginning October 15 and ending October 19, players can test drive the new DLC as well as showcase their skills in a competition... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Purchases The Crew Dev Ivory Tower

    Ubisoft has announced that The Crew developer Ivory Tower is now part of the family. The publisher confirmed the purchase on its German blog this morning. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Ubisoft says that the studio is comprised of approximately 100 employees. Ivory Tower is preparing to release... More
  • Blog Post: Trackmania Turbo Skids Out Of 2015

    Ubisoft has announced a delay for Trackmania Turbo, with the game skidding out of 2015, missing its planned December 1 release. Developer Nadeo needs more time across a number of areas. Items on the docket for improvement include the campaign, interface, and multiplayer modes. The last of these requires... More
  • Blog Post: Rainbow Six Siege Beta Extended Until October 4

    It was supposed to wrap up tomorrow , but now you have the weekend to give Rainbow Six Siege a try. The beta was just extended by another three days. If you’ve played at least one match by 2 p.m. Eastern yesterday, you’ll be receiving an email with codes for your friends. These will be for... More
  • Blog Post: Rainbow Six Siege Beta Is Three Days Longer Now

    When we shared details of the Rainbow Six Siege beta earlier this week, it was with the news that it would only last the weekend. Good news for those that had other plans, as you’ll have some more time to give it a test drive. Ubisoft has extended the beta through October 1. The publisher says... More
  • Blog Post: As Voice Actors Prepare To Strike, Far Cry 4 Director Expresses Concern Over Residuals

    With a voice actors strike looming and a media blackout agreed upon by the union representing talent (SAG-AFTRA) and publishers in effect, comment from the two sides is likely to be in short supply. We know what the union is asking for, and why it has called a vote to strike. Now, we are starting to... More
  • Blog Post: All Rainbow Six Siege DLC Maps Will Be Free

    Ubisoft says it wants players to stick around long after the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege launches later this year. The publisher has announced that its DLC plans won’t cost you a dime, at least for new maps. While Ubisoft is confirming that maps won’t cost you any money, it also suggests there... More
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